MGMT 3000 Test 3 Notes

MGMT 3000 Test 3 Notes - Group Types 1. Functional group...

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Group Types 1. Functional group – permanent group created to accomplish organizational purposes with an indefinite time horizon 2. Informal/Interest group – group created by its own members for purposed not necessarily relevant to organizational goals 3. Task group – group created by the organization to accomplish a narrow range of purposes within a stated time horizon Team Types 1. Problem Solving team – most popular: knowledge workers get together to solve a problem and then disband 2. Management team – managers from various functional areas who coordinate the work among other teams 3. Work team – manage daily work of organization; can be self-managed if empowered to be so 4. Virtual team – members interact via computer, entering and leaving the network as needed and possibly alternating leadership amongst members 5. Quality circles – declining in popularity: workers and supervisors meet to discuss workplace problems Why People Join Groups 1. Goal Accomplishment – group goals motivate them to join 2. Personal Identity – we have confidence in what they say 3. Affiliation 4. Emotional Support – handle the pressures of daily life Stages of Group Development 1. Forming (Orientation) – members get acquainted and test interpersonal behaviors; attempt to define the task and the means of accomplishing it through the discussion of concepts and issues 2. Storming (Confrontation) – members develop group structure and interaction patterns; competition, factions, and leaders emerge amongst excessive argument 3. Norming (Differentiation) – members accept roles and enjoy a sense of functional unity; ground rules are established and group friendliness increases
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4. Performing (Collaboration) – members enact roles and direct efforts towards goal
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2011 for the course MGMT 3000 taught by Professor Roberthirschfeld during the Spring '08 term at UGA.

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